Warner Bros publishing classic movie scripts as e-books
Published Apr 30 2012, 23:51 BST | By Greg Laing Warner Bros
is publishing a number of film scripts for the first time as e-books.
They will appear in a series titled Inside The Script
, and the movies involved will include Casablanca
, Ben Hur
, North by Northwest
and An American in Paris
, BBC News
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The e-books will come with various extras. Ben Hur
will feature excerpts from Charlton Heston
's performance and shooting journals from the film sets.
there will be a telegram from producer Hal Wallis relating to his row with studio mogul Jack Warner. The latter beat Wallis to the stage to accept the film's Oscar for 'Best Picture' in 1944.An American in Paris
will have a reproduction of tickets to the film's Hollywood premiere.
The extras for North by Northwest
will include costume sketches and composer Bernard Herrmann's music notes.
Thomas Gewecke, Warner Bros' president of digital distribution, said of the series: "Now we can give fans rarely seen details of how these stories came together." > Casablanca for 70th anniversary cinema, DVD re-release> Charlton Heston - Life In Pictures